Master of Science Programme (DMS)

Master of Science Advertisement for Autumn Semester 2024 (DMS)

IISER Kolkata invites applications from motivated students for admission to the Master of Science in Mathematics for Autumn 2024. This programme comprises two years of Masters-level coursework.

Eligibility: Students with a B.Sc./B.E./B.Tech. or an equivalent degree from any recognized University/Institute/College with Mathematics as one of the subjects can apply. Admission, however, will be subject to completion of all formalities, as described below, in 'Selection Process'.

Minimum Qualifying marks: Candidates need to secure a minimum of 55% marks/equivalent grades in aggregate. Those who are appearing in the final examination of their degree course can also apply; for them, the eligibility marks are 55% based on the marks obtained in the undergraduate examinations held till the date of submission of the application form.
JAM-Mathematics is not essential for applying for MSc in Mathematics.

Reservation Policy: Reservations for candidates will be as per Govt. of India norms. The qualifying marks for SC/ST/OBC candidates are 50% as per Central Government relaxation policy.

Selection Process: MSc-Mathematics Entrance Test (subjective-3 hours) will be held at IISER Kolkata (Refer to Syllabus). The Institute will declare the list of selected candidates on the Institute website. Candidates must produce the final marksheet of their B.Sc./B.E./B.Tech degree to the Academic Office within 60 days of their admission and having secured a minimum of 55% of marks/equivalent grades in aggregate. If one finally does not obtain 55% marks in B.Sc./B.E./B.Tech, then the studentship will stand cancelled.
Last year's (2023) entrance exam paper: Click Here

Important Dates :
Application portal opens : 14th March 2024
Application portal closes : 03rd May 2024
Publication of Shortlist for Entrance Test : 10th May 2024
Entrance Test : 02nd June 2024
Publication of Entrance Test result : 17th June 2024
Pre registration portal opens : 19th June 2024
Registration : 26th July 2024

How to apply: The applicants should open the link at the bottom of this page (Submit New Application) and properly fill the application form as instructed and submit it. Applicants should save the properly filled application form and take a print out. This will serve as the hard copy of the application.

Documents required:
Documents required to appear in the entrance test.
Candidates should bring the following documents:
1. A hard copy of the application
2. A proof of identity along with a print out of the same to appear for the test. Aadhaar card or voter ID card may serve as a valid document.
Documents required at the time of admission: Candidates selected should bring the following documents (photocopy along with originals) at the time of admission:
1. Self-attested copies of mark sheets and certificates of all examinations starting from secondary examination.
2. Photo identity
3. Proof of age

Syllabus for the Entrance Test

1. Analysis: Sequence and series of real numbers, continuity and differentiability of real valued functions of one variable and applications, sequence and series of functions, Riemann integration, improper integrals, metric spaces
2. Algebra: (a) Set Theory: Sets, relations, functions, countable & uncountable sets.
(b) Group Theory: Groups, subgroups, cyclic groups, homomorphisms, Lagrange's theorem, normal subgroups, permutation groups.
(c) Linear Algebra:Vector spaces, subspaces, linear independence, dimension; linear transformations, matrices, determinant, rank-nullity theorem, solution of linear system of equations, eigenvalues, eigenvectors, diagonalizability, inner product spaces.

If any student has any query regarding admission procedure, he/she should write to